Glaves Family History

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Glaves Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): variant of Gleave.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Gleaves, Glave, Gladen, Blades, Slates, Caves, Goates, Graver, Staves

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Glaves Family Origin

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Glaves Family Occupations

What did your Glaves ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Glaves. A less common occupation for the Glaves family was Watchman On Bridge. The most common Glaves occupation in the USA was Farmer. 78% of Glaves's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Watchman On Bridge


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Glaves ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Glaves Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Glaves. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Glaves census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 376 immigration records available for the last name Glaves. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 523 military records available for the last name Glaves. For the veterans among your Glaves ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Glaves Life Expectancy

What is the average Glaves lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Glaves life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Glaves in 1954 was 28, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Glaves ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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